School Profile

Colegio Jorge Washington is a private, coeducational day school which offers an educational program for 18 months children (Circle Time) through grade 12 for students of all nationalities.  English language instruction begins in pre-kindergarten as a program of instruction for children with little or no English language capability.  The School was founded in 1952.  The school year runs from early August until late June.

Organization:  The School is governed by a 8-member Board of Directors elected to 3-year terms by the Colegio Jorge Washington Parents Association, which sponsors the School.  Membership in the Association is automatically conferred on the parents or guardians of children enrolled in the School.
    
Curriculum:  The curriculum is that of a U.S. college-preparatory school.  Instruction is in English and Spanish.  A dual program prepares students for both the U.S. high school diploma and the Colombian Bachillerato degree.  The School is accredited by AdvancED, and by the Colombian Ministry of Education.  Graduation rate is 100% and students go on to colleges and universities in the United States, Colombia, and Europe.

Faculty: In the 2016-2017 school year, there are 197 faculty members, including 29 U.S. or Canadian citizens and 168 host country nationals.

Enrollment: During school year 2016-2017, enrollment was 770 (Preschool: 202; grades 1-5: 228; grades 6-12: 340. The majority (84%) of students are host country nationals. Dual Colombia-American citizens comprise the second largest (11%) demographic group, and 14 other nations represent the remaining 5% of our population. Of the U.S. enrollment, 22 were dependents of the U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees.

Facilities:  The main campus is located on the outskirts of the city with 3 independent, self-contained wings for Elementary, Middle School and High School.  Within these 3 wings, we find 3 science laboratories, two music room, a central 2-story library, 2 AV rooms, 3 computer labs, and 2 learning centers for children with diagnosed learning disabilities. Sports facilities include 4 outdoor multi-use courts, 2 full-sized soccer fields, 1 softball diamond, and an air-conditioned coliseum that serves both our sports and fine arts programs.

Our modern preschool facility for 18 months to 5 year olds, it is located in the city within close proximity to residential neighborhoods. 

Finances:  In the 2016-2017 school year, approximately 97% of the School’s income derives from tuition and other fees.